Review: could Prednisone cause Stroke?


Summary

Stroke is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 139,330 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,381 have Stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have Stroke and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Prednisone 224,214 users)

Stroke

Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) has been reported by people with gastrointestinal haemorrhage, breathing difficulty, atrial fibrillation/flutter, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 162,954 Stroke patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

139,330 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone.
Among them, 1,381 people (0.99%) have Stroke


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Prednisone cause Stroke?

Time on Prednisone when people have Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 36.99 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 12.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.74 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.96 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.22 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 24.66 %
  • 10+ years: 4.11 %

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Prednisone *:

  • female: 59.88 %
  • male: 40.12 %

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Prednisone *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.18 %
  • 10-19: 0.89 %
  • 20-29: 3.54 %
  • 30-39: 4.16 %
  • 40-49: 11.25 %
  • 50-59: 16.3 %
  • 60+: 63.68 %

Severity if Stroke when taking Prednisone **:

  • least: 50 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Stroke **:

  • while on drug: 50 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (253 people, 18.32%)
  • Osteoporosis (132 people, 9.56%)
  • Hypertension (98 people, 7.10%)
  • Pain (92 people, 6.66%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (69 people, 5.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (263 people, 19.04%)
  • Methotrexate (183 people, 13.25%)
  • Zometa (175 people, 12.67%)
  • Neurontin (171 people, 12.38%)
  • Lasix (169 people, 12.24%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (296 people, 21.43%)
  • Anxiety (249 people, 18.03%)
  • Fall (199 people, 14.41%)
  • Asthenia (181 people, 13.11%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (173 people, 12.53%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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